Outdoor Industry Climate Leadership Summit

May 25-28, 2018 - Telluride Mountainfilm Festival

Last Memorial Day, leaders from across the outdoor industry gathered to explore the challenges related to climate change and to help define tangible business actions both on the advocacy and mitigation fronts. Ultimately many attendees signed the first ever CEO Pledge  and began taking meaningful action in the fight against climate change. Join OIA, industry leaders and climate experts in Telluride, CO for an an afternoon and evening of education and action on the planet’s most important issue.



Afternoon Climate Change Action Workshop
Friday May 25,  1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

The health of the outdoor industry is inexorably tied to the health of our planet. We know that we must advocate for effective climate policy while also reducing the impact of our business on the environment. But for many outdoor businesses, knowing where to start, what to do, and how to make an immediate difference can be baffling. Learn how to approach the challenges of global warming using scalable strategies that work – whether you’re an executive, sustainability or marketing professional, brand athlete or ambassador, or social influencer.

Evening Booze and Banter: Hungry for Solutions? An Outdoor Industry Menu
Friday May 25, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

 Chat with leaders from outdoor brands that are tackling climate change head-on. From sustainable supply chains to engaging customers in fighting global warming, learn from real-world examples of successful climate action.

Discounted premiere passes and lodging for Mountainfilm, May 25-28, 2018 are available to all attendees.


Science Perspective – James Holdren, Former Science Advisor to President Obama; Drew Jones, Co-Director, Climate Interactive; James Balog, Photographer and Star of Chasing Ice

Business Perspective – Chris Miller, Ben and Jerry’s Social Mission Activism Manager; Dan Tishman, Tishman Construction Chairman and CEO; Letitia Webster,  VF Corporation’s VP of Global Corporate Sustainability

Policy Perspective – Anne Kelly, BICEP—Business for Innovative Energy and Climate Policy Senior Director of Policy; Jon Goldin-Dubois, Western Resources Advocates President, and other experts invited.